SOLD FOR: $3876
Serial Number: MM25555
Year of Manufacture: 1992
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “COLT ANACONDA / -44 MAGNUM-”. The right side of the barrel is marked “-DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER- / COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” The crane cut and crane are marked “MM25555”. The sideplate is marked with a Rampant Colt logo. The left side of the trigger guard is marked with the Verified Proof at the front and the rear is marked with a poorly struck “2” inspector’s mark.
Barrel Length: 6” with Full Length Vented Top Rib and Full Length Underlug
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with an orange insert pinned to the rib. The rear sight is a square notched white outlined leaf adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the frame. About half of the white outline is missing. The topstrap and top of the rib have a matte finish for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece black checkered rubber with finger grooves and silver Rampant Colt medallions. The grips have some scattered scratches and scuffing in the smooth borders. The checkering is well defined. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Bright Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. Wear is limited to minor operational wear including a turn line on the cylinder and light handling marks. Judging by the front face of the cylinder, this gun has seen almost no use. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear with the exception of the noted inspector’s mark. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions properly. The cylinder locks up with very little play on each chamber. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: OThis revolver comes in a blue plastic Colt case with no label, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and an orange plastic cylinder ring.
Our Assessment: Colt introduced the Anaconda built on a new, heavy “AA” frame to compete with the Ruger Redhawk and S&W Model 29 revolvers. Our impression is that the Anaconda probably offers a smoother double action pull than the Ruger and is more rugged than the S&W. This revolver is great for hunting using .44 Magnum cartridges and for shooting with .44 Special for casual days at the range. As such a well built gun, it is likely to become a favorite addition to your Colt stable of range guns, but with its high condition, Colt collectors will have a hard time convincing themselves to put the first burn-ring on the cylinder or risk scuffing up the beautiful bright stainless finish. Please see our photos and good luck!